Friday 28 December 2012

The Holy Family

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

The Holy Family – Dec 30, 2012


Mary, the Holy Mother of God

(Day of Obligation)


Jan 1 (Tue)   9:30 a.m.      Mass in Chinese

                    11:30 a.m.    Mass in English


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Jan 4 (Fri).  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. Vocations hour at 6 pm, Benediction at 7:45 pm followed by Mass in Cantonese at 8:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the Info Counter. Divine Mercy Devotion  at 7:20 pm.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.


Youth Christmas Celebration        will be held on Dec 30 (this Sun) 11:45 am to celebrate Jesus Christ has come.  Cost will be $2 including lunch.  We welcome all youths and young adult to participate. 


"From Believe to Trust" (Cantonese)  A talk for the Year of Faith by Deacon John Wu will be held on Jan 5 (Sat) 2:30-4:30 and Jan 6 (Sun) 2:30 - 6:30.  All are welcome.


Catholics Come Home


If you have been away from the church, we welcome you back.  Perhaps you may like to know:-


*         You are not alone.  We as a community, we will walk with you and pray for you.

*         A free gift of our weekly paper "BC Catholic" will be mailed to you.  Please sign up at the booth.

*         If you have any question about our community, look for the volunteer with a "Ask me" tag.

*         Confession is a way to be reconciled with God.  It is proper to have confession before receiving Communion at Mass.

*         Our church is open during office hour.  You are welcome to pray here in weekdays.

*         Visit


CM Voice   Insights on bible?  Experience of faith?  Share them with your fellow parishioners.  Please send your articles to the parish office.

TAX DEDUCTIBLE FOR 2012   Remember your pledge in Project Advance?  Please go online donation at to ensure your donation be tax deductible for this year. 


2013 Donation Envelope    is now available at the entrance of courtyard.


Gift Shop

1.       "YOUCAT" a colour catechism $12.

2.       Inspiring talks in CDs, $4 each.

Chinese New Year Cakes    To celebrate the Year of the Snake, our volunteers will be making and selling traditional Chinese New Year cakes.  We will receive orders on Jan 23 and 30 (Sat) evening Masses and Jan 24 and 31 (Sun) between Sunday Masses. Thank you for your support.


PARISH REGISTRATION   We encourage newcomers and families (especially those with children in our catechism class) to register at our parish. Those who have changed address or telephone number, please contact Info Counter or Parish Office.

Pro-life Mass & Vigil    Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents will be held on Saturday, Jan 5 (Sat) begins with Mass, 9 a.m. at  Immaculate Conception Parish,  Vancouver.  Followed by Rosary and Vigil at Women's Hospital.


The Human Person in the Likeness of God   Theology of the Body is John Paul II's teaching on love, life and human sexuality.  Discover God's original design for us, our call to holiness, and our destiny with him in heaven.  Fr. Alan Boisclair will present an eleven week course starting Jan 7 (Mon) at St. John the Apostle Parish, Vancouver; Jan 8 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Coquitlam; Jan 9 (Wed) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Vancouver.  Cost $80, includes the textbook "Man and Woman, He Created Them - Theology of the Body."  More information and registration at


The Challenges of Migration in the Church          A day of workshop will be led by Rev. Ramiro Sanchez Chan CS and Rev. Gianantonioi Baggio CS, Associate Pastor of St. Helen Parish, Burnaby.  Look at the challenges, seek to form a community that will help us to deal with realities.  Jan 12 (Sat), 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Vancouver.  Sponsored by Missionaries of St. Charles.  Lunch and snacks provided, call 604-254-0691.


The Archdiocese goes mobile!   Find out what's happening in the Archdiocese.  The Archdiocese of Vancouver has created an App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that enables Catholics to find churches, Mass and confession times, and other information in a convenient mobile friendly format.  The free app is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users and can be downloaded from the App Store  through our website or facebook at 

No comments:

Post a Comment